Published: Monday, 16 May 2016

Yachting Developments launched their latest superyacht new build project, the 33.83m Cygnus Montanus (Hull 1012) on May 14 in Auckland. 

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After travelling to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour from Yachting Developments’ Hobsonville yard, the yacht entered the water effortlessly with her build team watching on. “Launch day is always special to us as it sees the culmination of the vision of the yacht’s owners and the dedication and hard work of our team,” says Managing Director of Yachting Developments Ian Cook. “It is a pleasure to welcome Cygnus Montanus to the Yachting Developments’ fleet and to see her on the water for the first time.”

Built for experienced Owners, the model was designed by German Frers of Frers Naval Architecture, with interior design by Adam Lay Studio. Intended to travel the world and undertake blue water sailing, she has been designed to be easily handled by a small crew and features a lifting keel to allow her access to the most remote of anchorages.

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Her interior revolves around family living, with a spacious full beam main saloon incorporating a dedicated dining space with the galley and crew accommodation forward. All the interior spaces feature large skylights, allowing the rooms to be flooded with natural light. Accommodation for eight guests comprises of a full beam owner’s cabin aft and three guest cabins; each space has its own personality, with the décor themed around trips undertaken on the owners’ previous yacht.

The mast will now be stepped prior to commissioning work and sea trials being undertaken. Cygnus Montanus will be handed over to her Owners in June 2016 when she will depart New Zealand on her maiden cruise.

Yachting Developments Launches 338m Cygnus Montanus

Cygnus Montanus - Basic Specification

Hull Number – 1012

Year of Launch – 2016

Builder – Yachting Developments

Naval Architect – Frers Naval Architecture

Exterior Design – Frers Naval Architecture

Interior Design – Adam Lay Studio

LOA – 33.83m | 110’9

LWL – 31.73m | 103’1

Beam – 8.06m | 26.4’

Draft – 4.86m | 15’9

Tonnage – 131GT

Hull – Carbon Fibre

Superstructure – Carbon Fibre

Mast Height – 50.5m | 165'6

Engine – Cummins QSL9-405